Chances of national midfielder, and Arima Fire’s Ashford Legerton joining the Peter Granville-coached Tobago United for the 2003/2004 T&T Pro-League season have hit a snag becuase of the price tag.

Contacted yesterday, ex-national Under-20 football coach, Granville said he would like very much to have the Tobago-born Legerton lineup for his Tobago club, but Fire’s asking price of $15,000 was way out of his team’s reach.

Mervyn Layne, assistant manager, while not giving the actual figure asked for by Fire management’s team confirmed that Tobago United had made inquiries about Legerton, but they have not recieved any replies, so at the moment he is still an Arima Fire player.

While Legerton’s future is not certain with the Firemen, the Fire have snapped up Tobagonians Sean Christmas and Kayode Legall, in addition to discarded national winger Adrian Narine.

Another player expected to join the Tobagonians is former VIBE CT 105 W Connection goalkeeper Brian James.

However, his move to the sister-isle is also not a guarantee, as his agent and officials of the Tobago United are yet to finalise a transfer deal.

The 27-year-old James said his manager Emree Henry had already held talks with Tobago United, and everything was in place for him to make an easy switch within the next week.

Tobago United are also awaiting international clearance for its three players from St Kitts/Nevis Ian Lake, Floyd Hodge and Allister Warner, all whom are between the ages of 18 and 21.